“Gracie M Parker”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (Ives-DullCare)
Keywords: drowning sea ship storm wreck sailor moniker
Found in: Canada(Mar)


Gracie Parker leaves Alberton for Saint Pierre "heavily lumber-laden." In a heavy gale "she struck a sunken rock ... And all on board were drowned." Two bodies wash up on the beach. The drowned crew are named


Alberton is on the north west coast of Prince, Prince Edward Island. St Pierre Harbour is on St-Pierre, a French island southwest of Newfoundland. - BS

Historical references



  1. Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 49-50, "Gracie M Parker" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ives-DullCare, pp. 136-137,254-255, "The Schooner Gracie Parker" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #12469
  4. BI, Dib049